The first table below looks at the demand for User Acceptance Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited User Acceptance Testing over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Rank 64 65 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -28
Contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing 68 53 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.59% 2.23% 3.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.60% 3.15% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 39
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £374 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.18% -5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £10.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.25 £37.00 £26.28
% change year-on-year
-45.27% +40.79%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1891 1680 1834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 71.93% 70.74% 66.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1019 873 939
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £258 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 72
Average hourly rate £27.09 £35.83 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.39% +88.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.65 £9.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £45.00 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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User Acceptance Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

User Acceptance Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

User Acceptance Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing User Acceptance Testing across the Scotland region.

User Acceptance Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

User Acceptance Testing
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing User Acceptance Testing within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -11 37 £400 +23.07% 2
Glasgow +17 20 £368 +23.94% 2
Stirling +1 6 £363 +20.83%
Aberdeen +5 1 £350 -33.96%
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User Acceptance Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing.

1 58 (45.31%) Finance
2 31 (24.22%) Banking
3 25 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
5 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
6 21 (16.41%) Project Management
7 16 (12.50%) Java
7 16 (12.50%) Unit Testing
7 16 (12.50%) Degree
8 14 (10.94%) System Testing
8 14 (10.94%) Investment Management
8 14 (10.94%) Web Services
8 14 (10.94%) ITIL
8 14 (10.94%) Migration
9 13 (10.16%) SQL
9 13 (10.16%) Scrum
9 13 (10.16%) Test Strategy
10 12 (9.38%) Business Analysis
10 12 (9.38%) ISEB
11 11 (8.59%) Linux
11 11 (8.59%) Asset Management
11 11 (8.59%) Fund Accounting
11 11 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (8.59%) Release Management
11 11 (8.59%) Waterfall
12 10 (7.81%) JSON
12 10 (7.81%) RESTful
12 10 (7.81%) Spring
12 10 (7.81%) Configuration Management
12 10 (7.81%) Change Management

User Acceptance Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region citing User Acceptance Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited User Acceptance Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.91%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (1.56%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.56%) IIS
2 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.78%) Apache
3 1 (0.78%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.78%) SAS
3 1 (0.78%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.91%) MS Project
3 3 (2.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.56%) MS Office
5 1 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MultiFonds
2 5 (3.91%) Agresso
3 4 (3.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (2.34%) Cognos TM1
4 3 (2.34%) Markit EDM
5 2 (1.56%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.56%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.78%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.78%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.78%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) SaaS
1 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
2 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.91%) MS Access
4 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.56%) DB2
5 2 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Maven
2 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (5.47%) Artifactory
3 7 (5.47%) Selenium
4 3 (2.34%) JIRA
4 3 (2.34%) Subversion
4 3 (2.34%) JUnit
5 2 (1.56%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.78%) Hudson
6 1 (0.78%) Rational Application Developer
6 1 (0.78%) FitNesse
6 1 (0.78%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.78%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.78%) Ant
General
1 58 (45.31%) Finance
2 31 (24.22%) Banking
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.13%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.56%) Advertising
6 2 (1.56%) Front Office
7 1 (0.78%) Back Office
7 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (38.28%) Analyst
2 33 (25.78%) Business Analyst
3 18 (14.06%) Developer
4 17 (13.28%) Test Analyst
5 13 (10.16%) Test Manager
6 10 (7.81%) Java Developer
7 9 (7.03%) Test Leader
8 8 (6.25%) Release Manager
9 7 (5.47%) Tester
10 6 (4.69%) Project Manager
10 6 (4.69%) Consultant
10 6 (4.69%) Process Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Business Process Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) Configuration Manager
11 5 (3.91%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (3.13%) Business Systems Analyst
12 4 (3.13%) Systems Tester
12 4 (3.13%) Business Test Analyst
12 4 (3.13%) Configuration and Release Manager
13 3 (2.34%) Cognos Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.94%) Web Services
2 10 (7.81%) Spring
2 10 (7.81%) JSON
2 10 (7.81%) RESTful
3 8 (6.25%) Hibernate
3 8 (6.25%) CSS
3 8 (6.25%) HTML
4 7 (5.47%) .NET
4 7 (5.47%) XML
4 7 (5.47%) Gherkin
5 6 (4.69%) jQuery
6 5 (3.91%) Spring Security
6 5 (3.91%) XHTML
6 5 (3.91%) SOAP
7 3 (2.34%) JSF
7 3 (2.34%) REST
8 2 (1.56%) CSS3
8 2 (1.56%) Grails
8 2 (1.56%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.56%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.03%) Computer Science
1 9 (7.03%) Open Source
2 6 (4.69%) FMCG
2 6 (4.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) IVR
4 4 (3.13%) Derivative
5 3 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.34%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.56%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.56%) PMI
6 2 (1.56%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.56%) Equities
6 2 (1.56%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.56%) Statistics
7 1 (0.78%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.78%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.59%) Linux
2 9 (7.03%) Windows
3 3 (2.34%) UNIX
3 3 (2.34%) Mac OS X
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
4 21 (16.41%) Project Management
5 16 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 14 (10.94%) System Testing
6 14 (10.94%) Investment Management
6 14 (10.94%) ITIL
6 14 (10.94%) Migration
7 13 (10.16%) Scrum
7 13 (10.16%) Test Strategy
8 12 (9.38%) Business Analysis
9 11 (8.59%) Release Management
9 11 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (8.59%) Waterfall
9 11 (8.59%) Asset Management
9 11 (8.59%) Fund Accounting
10 10 (7.81%) Change Management
10 10 (7.81%) Configuration Management
11 9 (7.03%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.50%) Java
2 13 (10.16%) SQL
3 8 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.13%) VB
5 3 (2.34%) VBA
6 2 (1.56%) Groovy
6 2 (1.56%) Scala
6 2 (1.56%) Perl
7 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (12.50%) Degree
2 12 (9.38%) ISEB
3 5 (3.91%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.34%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.56%) IIBA
5 2 (1.56%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.78%) APMP
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) QA
1 4 (3.13%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (1.56%) FATCA
2 2 (1.56%) EMIR
3 1 (0.78%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.56%) Control-M
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) Puppet
3 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (5.47%) JBoss
1 7 (5.47%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.69%) Cognos
2 6 (4.69%) Oracle
3 5 (3.91%) Genesys
4 4 (3.13%) HP
4 4 (3.13%) Business Objects
4 4 (3.13%) SAP
5 2 (1.56%) Sybase
5 2 (1.56%) Dell
5 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
5 2 (1.56%) Reuters
5 2 (1.56%) Bloomberg
5 2 (1.56%) Charles River
5 2 (1.56%) RIMES
6 1 (0.78%) Perforce
6 1 (0.78%) Casewise
6 1 (0.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (0.78%) IBM
6 1 (0.78%) Adobe
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